Black Birds

 

Black birds on a line

like polished pearls

strung along a high wire

their feathers gleam

boast brilliance in the sun

suddenly there is a signal

and all at once they rise in air

to form a cloud of blackness

a dance of feathered wings

a mass of moving parts

all mutually agreed

to reach some chosen place

a place where all regather

as one coherent flock

one united family

who decides the destination

who decides who will lead

who cannot wonder aloud

this marvel to behold

this magic act of mystery

this flight of feathered souls.

 

◄ Muddy Water

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Don Matthews

Tue 18th Dec 2018 22:59

I like it dk 😎

Big Sal

Tue 18th Dec 2018 22:29

Crows are known to test the range of shotguns by repeatedly gliding within range only to pull up at the last moment at the sound of buckshot.

Crows can sled for fun, they can use tools to obtain food, and they can speak languages if taught to.

I wonder what most people would do with this information? Oh yeah, nothing.

Great piece.🙌

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